Press

Decision to Reschedule WorldPride to August 2006

Date: 
May 18, 2005

MEDIA CONTACT:
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
media@theTaskForce.org
646.358.1465

Endorsed by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

"We support the decision to reschedule Jerusalem WorldPride so that it will not conflict with the new dates the Israeli government has set for its Gaza withdrawal. We share the hopes of so many that these unfolding, historic changes in Israel and Palestine will lead toward real peace. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in the United States understand firsthand what it is to be the target of those wielding religious doctrine and political extremism as a justification for bigotry. We also understand how powerful it is when we stand in unity against such intolerance. To that end, we will remain honored to join under the banner of WorldPride with our many friends, allies and 1,000 faith leaders, so that it truly will be a 'global statement for peace, tolerance, freedom and love.'"

Matt Foreman
Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.


For further information about WorldPride see announcements listed below from Jerusalem Open House and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of CBST in NYC.

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